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Boule d'Or Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML106) $3.00

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Boule d'Or Melon

         
 
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(Golden Perfection) Very sweet, pale green flesh is just marvelous. Yellow and loosely netted, a very beautiful melon. This was one of our top melons in our 2003 trials, truly incredible! It was listed in Vilmorin's book The Vegetable Garden in 1885, but is very rare now. An all-time favorite and a dream for market growers.
 
Boule d'Or Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

72.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Sweet Basil
Location:
central, AR, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
The star of my garden
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This sugary-sweet, wonderful melon is one of the main reasons I prepare a garden every year! I've been growing it for over 5 years, and simply love it. The second year, I shared some with some neighbors who immediately begged me for some seeds for their garden. They take a long time to mature. Don't be fooled by that pretty, bright-yellow coloring, as they often look ripe long before they actually are. Thankfully, they slip off the vine when they are fully ripe, which takes out most of the guesswork (as long as you remember to check them every few days after they turn a very bold yellow color). One thing I like is they have much less odor than the classic cantaloupe I used to grow. You can actually leave them in the house overnight after you pick them, and they won't smell up the house so much or go bad overnight. I wish I had room to grow more of these. My family just can't get enough of them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stonybrook Canyon Farm
Location:
Castro Valley, CA, United States
Date:
October 29, 2016
          3.0
 
We wont grow again
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? productive, large melons

What are the cons? difficult harvest

Review:

We gave this melon some space on our farm this summer as an experiment. This melon was late to maturity, but very productive and beautiful. What we found impossible with this melon was determining when it was ripe. It has no fragrance, which is the usual giveaway. The blossom end does not soften, and color does not change enough to determine ripeness. If we got lucky, the melons tasted great. But we've never grown a melon before that was so difficult to determine when it should be picked. It became a roll of the dice when we picked, and found that many were under ripe, or over ripe. For a home gardener that is probably not a problem, but for a market gardener it makes for some really disappointing melons to sell. We had to credit back quite a few sales that weren't great when the chefs cut them open, and then the restaurants weren't interested in buying this variety from us again, for good reason.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Steven
Location:
Woodstock, GA, United States
Date:
September 8, 2016
          4.0
 
Grew well but bug riddled
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grew well

What are the cons? bug eaten

Review:

I'll preface this by saying I didn't get a single melon. That said, I GREW a ton of melons. Unfortunately, they were all eaten by bugs and subsequently rotted. This thing went crazy in my raised bed and overflowed by about 12 to 15 feet, climbed the fence in to the neighbor's yard, grew up flower plants, and general took over my small yard. From two mature plants a total of maybe 40 melons started to form. Only 5 or so made it to a large size without being eaten or rotting. Those 5 grew to full size, but were eaten before ripening. I need to learn about pest control.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosepatch
Location:
Gambier, OH, United States
Date:
December 28, 2015
          1.0
 
Failure to grow
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? didn't grow at all

Review:

The seeds planted directly in the ground around June 1 germinated after a cool beginning. They put out a few leaves and then just sat there and went nowhere with poor color. By mid July I gave up and replanted with a fall crop of kohlrabi that did well. Other cantaloupes planted nearby thrived. My garden is in a zone 5 area. I think this variety needs warmer weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pawpawnian
Location:
Dsseldorf, NRW, Germany
Date:
September 15, 2015
          5.0
 
difficult and excellent
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? outstanding taste

What are the cons? not cold hardy, perhaps?

Review:

This was the most difficult melon alongside of 'Sakata's Sweet' from my 12 varieties in this year. I think it suffered a lot from the cold weather. (Zone 8a-7b) The only plant survived and made a tiny fruit in the end. But when I tasted it, I was astonished by its excellent quality. So, I'll try one more time.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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